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Vegan Pistachio & Vanilla Salt Cookies

I consider these Vegan Pistachio & Vanilla Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies my greatest contribution to society so far. They’re… VEGAN NO SPECIAL FLOURS ZERO COCONUT OIL NO FLAXSEEDS, CHIA SEEDS, BANANAS OR APPLESAUCE FREE FROM COMMERCIAL EGG REPLACERS These vegan cookies spread beautifully. This is thanks to @sarah_kieffer and her revolutionary #bangonapan pan-banging technique. Finally, …

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Vegan Raspberry Jam Doughnuts with Cardamom Sugar

Vegan Raspberry Jam Doughnuts with Cardamom Sugar. Try saying that with a mouth full of doughnut! I have a soft spot for doughnuts. Doesn’t everyone? My allegiance lies with the pillowy, jam-filled variety with a light sugar coating. It has to be caster sugar as opposed to powdery icing sugar and the jam *must* be …

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Double Coconut, Lime & Cardamom Cheesecake

So I ate a lot over the festive Diwali period. The kitchen was practically overflowing with mithai boxes and tubs of chakri, chevdo and gathiya. It was bloody brilliant but I’m glad to be back to my everyday Gujarati daal, bhaat, shaak and rotli (daal, curry, rice and chapattis). I definitely need a bit of …

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Indian-Inspired Rocky Road

Indian-Inspired Rocky Road! When special occasions are fast approaching and I’ve run out of time to whip up something sweet, it’s quick and simple Rocky Road to the rescue! What’s in this Indian-Inspired Rocky Road? Truffle-like chocolate studded with pistachios, almonds, dried mango, crystallised ginger, Turkish delight, mini marshmallows and spiced shortbread biscuits. Dried rose …

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Eggless Cardamom Carrot Cake with Orange Blossom Frosting

I’ve been thinking a lot about my grandparents recently. I never really knew them, two of them not at all, and for that I feel utterly cheated. I’ve always known it. I guess this is just the first time I’ve ever put it into words. I think about what they were like, their interests, loves, hates and …

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Cookie Dough Chocolate Burfi

Ask any Indian to name their favourite sweets and I’m certain burfi will be on the list. This melt-in-the-mouth fudge is made with milk powder and condensed milk, and can be flavoured with pretty much anything that takes your fancy. Coconut, pistachio, rose, saffron, cardamom and chocolate are firm faves, with chocolate topping the list …

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Eggless and Vegan Vanilla and Jasmine Macarons

The code has been well and truly cracked. People all over the place are making gorgeous French macarons sans eggs and it’s downright remarkable. It’ll come as no surprise that the secret ingredient in these eggless/vegan macarons is aquafaba – the vegan chickpea water that replaces egg whites in meringues, pavlovas and rich vegan chocolate …

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